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PAT: Phytosociology Analysis Tool


Researchers quantify vegetation characteristics using phytosociology studies. The data collected from vegetation surveys, such as tree girth and height measurements, are used to calculate various phytosociological attributes like frequency, density, basal cover, important value index, etc. In general, they are calculated using an Excel spreadsheet and a lengthy mathematical process. There are a few open-source or free software available to compute some of these parameters. However, they are not user friendly for most researchers. Also, these software primarily doesn’t compute basic phytosociological attributes. In view of these constraints and to ease researchers work, we have developed a simple tool, “PAT” Phytosociology Analysis Tool,” that computes the maximum attributes from the field collected vegetation data. The PAT GUI is simple. PAT computes results using standard formulas after users upload a csv file in the required format. Users can download the table's results and figures in PNG format.


Important Value Index, Open-Source Tool, Phytosociology, Python Raunkiaer’s Life Form, Species Diversity.


Author Biography

P. Rama Chandra Prasad

Dr. Rama Chandra Pillutla Associate Professor, Lab for Spatial Informatics, International Institute of Information Technology Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500032 Telangana, India


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